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ABOUT SIWES

Students’ Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) is a tripartite programme, involving the students, the Universities and the industries (employers of labour). The programme is funded by the Federal Government of Nigeria and jointly coordinated by the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) and the National Universities Commission (NUC). SIWES at the University of Ilorin started in the Faculty of Engineering and Technology in 1979 as an Industrial Coordinating Unit catering for engineering students on Industrial attachment. The unit was formally upgraded to a Directorate in the Office of the Vice – Chancellor in August 1999. Currently, the unit has its own separate building, caters for Thirteen (13) Faculties with about 50 courses/departments.